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19/07/2013 05:41 BST | Updated 19/07/2013 07:59 BST

'The Apprentice': Dr Christian Jessen Hits Out At Lord Sugar Over Winner Leah Totton

'Embarrassing Bodies' doctor Christian Jessen has hit out at Lord Sugar over his decision to hire Leah Totton over Luisa Zissman in the final of 'The Apprentice', believing they are projecting the wrong image about cosmetic surgery.

The medic has slammed the businessman for choosing to "promote" the "junior doctor" after he invested £250,000 into her business to launch a chain of medical cosmetic procedure clinics.

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Doctor Christian (left) has hit out at Lord Sugar and Leah Totton

Taking to Twitter, Dr Christian wrote: "Alan Sugar has certainly not done patient safety and medical aesthetics any favours by promoting very junior doc 2 run Botox/filler clinics!

"The apprentice winner in question may well be entirely competent but I do sorry about the image projected on the show of these procedures." [sic]

He added: "As the medical director who will be her senior to guide her when things go wrong?!

"I wonder if you know that there was a recent case of a patient rendered completely blind in one eye after having facial fillers...? " [sic]

Leah defended the ethics of her business in a chat with HuffPost UK earlier this week.

"I don’t want to encourage young women to go and have those procedures. I’m 25. I know the pressure to look a certain way. I don’t want that for them," she said.

"But the need is there, so I'd rather they came to me in a safe clinical environment, than go to someone not trained or qualified. I’m passionate about that."

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